Rhodes’ Ghost

Reviews

by Hannes Wessels Reading the second part of Duncan Clarke’s voluminous but quite fascinating study of Cecil Rhodes as the baying mobs of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement compel a cowering College of Governors at Oxford’s Oriel College to remove the man’s statue is a saddening experience; a reminder of the folly that follows stupidity […]

Read more >

SOS – Steve on Sunday

PostBox

by Steve Lunderstedt   8 -13 June 2020 The week began with more Rumours about rumours about rumours. This one rumour, or perhaps it is two, is about the alcohol and the nicotine bannings and unbannings in South Africa, and in particular Kimberley. Which is where I live hence the concentration on “what’s happening” in […]

Read more >

The King Is A Thief

Politics and History

by Hannes Wessels Many years ago, at the height of the Zimbabwe land invasions, I raised the issue of British responsibility for the ongoing tragedy with other concerned individuals and victims of the violence. I was mindful of the fact that in 1923 Southern Rhodesia Settlers (“SRS”), through their representative, the ‘Governor In Council’, were […]

Read more >

‘Professor Pantsdown’ And Other Experts

Politics and History

by Hannes Wessels I took some flak following my last article on ‘experts’, but since then I’ve seen little or nothing to lead me to believe I should change my opinion. In fact, events since then have buttressed my view. We can start with Professor Neil Ferguson from Imperial College, London. A leading epidemiologist, Ferguson […]

Read more >